Despite an agreement with Reims and Hugo Ekikike, Newcastle failed to complete the transfer of the promising Reims striker. Recently, several French media outlets explained that the 20-year-old player and his entourage were delaying, hoping that bigger clubs would position themselves.
Ekikike’s agent too greedy?
According to the 90min site, Newcastle decided to pull out of the case over too difficult negotiations with the player’s agent, who wanted commissions and extra payments that were clearly too high. This source clarifies that the Magpies remain interested, but are now exploring other options.
Also according to this source, the situation could still change if the player’s agent changes his mind, “but as things stand, the Frenchman will not be going to St. James’ Park.” Finally, 90min understand that PSG is now the best placed team in this case. Real Madrid has also recently been mentioned.